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This Pastor Has Been Involved with Family Promise for Three Decades

February 17, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlighting Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities.  — Family homelessness isn’t a one-dimensional crisis. To solve the issue, you need leaders who understand the root causes. Enter Senior …
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Latoya Interned at Family Promise in College. Now She’s an Executive Director.

February 14, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlighting Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities.  —  We all have that one teacher we’ll never forget. For Latoya Hardman, it was Professor White. He introduced her to …
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This Mentorship Program Aims to Increase Rates of Black Male Teachers

February 10, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlight Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities. — In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Family Promise Metrowest (MA) executive director Susan Crossley asked members of the Affiliate’s …
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Meet the Nurse Who Became a Family Promise Case Manager

February 7, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlighting Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities. — HECTIC. That’s the word that best describes a day in the life of Chetrece Huff. Huff has only been the …
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‘The Rules Change Daily’: Documentation and Homelessness Prevention

February 2, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

This article is written by Sadie Keller, Policy and Program Manager at Family Promise National. It was originally published in the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness’s (ICPH) Beyond Housing Magazine. Find the original piece here. — Lisa Markushewski, case manager at Greater Portland Family Promise (GPFP) in Portland, Maine, …
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She Found Family Promise by Accident. Now She’s a Board Member Changing Lives.

February 2, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlighting Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities. — Ariffa Bevin found Family Promise by accident. Five years ago, she was walking to the cafeteria at work when she …
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Three Reasons Why People Fall into Homelessness

January 12, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

For those of us who have never experienced homelessness, it is easy to assume homelessness is a choice. The truth is: the reasons why people fall into homelessness are complex. Rarely does someone choose to give up the safety, comfort, and stability a home provides. With that said, here are …
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Long-Time Volunteer Shares Why She Gives Back

December 14, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

One of the things Nancy Caputo likes about volunteering with Family Promise Union County is the ripple effect it has on people’s desire to give back. She recalls the time a volunteer purchased items to fill a school backpack and was surprised to see how quickly the charges added up. …
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Legacy Society: Making Tomorrow’s Dreams Possible

July 12, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

When Susan first learned of Family Promise, she was struck by their holistic, family-first approach to putting families in crisis on the path to independence. “I loved how Family Promise was helping families in my community get back on their feet,” she recalls. After volunteering locally for many years, Susan …
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Why I Give: Walt Griffith

Family Promise volunteer Walt Griffith tells a Christmas Eve story that sounds vaguely familiar. It was 1979 and he was a minister in upstate New York. After the Christmas Eve service, he and his family piled into the car and headed out of town for the holiday. A snowstorm forced …
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Claas Ehlers, Family Promise CEO, Featured on Charity Charge Show

June 17, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

Recently, Family Promise CEO, Claas Ehlers, was interviewed by Stephen Garten, founder of Charity Charge on their podcast The Charity Charge Show. Read more about the episode here. You can listen to the full episode here:  
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Claas Ehlers: To Fight Family Homelessness, HUD Must Count It Correctly

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These writers are true thought leaders, using their skills and …
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